Rosemary can be burned like juniper and safe for smoke cleansing. It has been used for centuries as a memory aid, said to help with recollection and remembrance. Because of this, it has found wide use when studying, when trying to do dreamwork, when trying to recall past lives, and more. As it is tied with remembrance, rosemary has also been used to make oneself memorable for first impressions as well as encouraging loyalty and fidelity.
Malachite is a stone of transformation: it helps reveal knowledge and awareness to us so that we can be brave enough to transform. It grows in organic botryoidal (grapelike) form and its sliced interior reminds me of the rings of a tree that mark changes. It is also used as a protection stone, especially for travelers!
It’s called “the extreme gem” the Gemological Institute of America. Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes! Peridot is a great healer: it aids in resolving matters of the heart, helps boost confidence, releases negativity and unhelpful patterns, and empowers growth. Linked with solar energies, it’s a stone of abundance, forgiveness, wealth, and happiness.
True onyx is a black chalcedony, though onyx as a word is sometimes also applied to black agate. Onyx is a stone known for its ability to transform negativity, whether that’s to destress, support grief, or turn bad habits into new routines. It fosters fortitude and discipline.